Dylan Murphy is a Contemporary Classical Art Music Composer/Performer, from Galway in Ireland’s West, but is currently based out of Dublin, Ireland.
He is currently researching 20th Century Irish Literature in relation to Contemporary Art Music Composition, at the PhD level at Maynooth University, under the supervision of Dr. Martin O’Leary; and is currently a lecturer in the Theory Dept. of BIMM Dublin.
He has released music in a Jazz context previously, which has been said to “culminate in this delicious melange of blues styles”; but has gone on to focus on Contemporary Classical Art Music composition and performance with the release of his first piece, Iridescence - For Solo Piano, performed by Izumi Kimura.
His influences include Arnold Schoenberg, Igor Stravinsky, Lili Boulanger; but are not just limited to a contemporary classic tradition, he has also found influence from Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Julian Lage and Bill Frisell, among many others.
His sound can be said to be derived from the fusing of this background; Jazz along with Contemporary Classical, culminating in this tonally dense soundscape.